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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel looked like a flop house. The staff was fairly nice. There were drug dealers and prostitutes in the parking lot. I was thoroughly disgusted. I stayed there only because it was the only hotel under $100 on a holiday weekend across the street from Busch Gardens. Stay away, stay far away. You can definitely hear everything (and I...

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My Wife and I were passing through Tampa on the evening of the 20th of January 2017 and we had stopped to find a room at a few places and they were booked so when we arrived at the Econo lodge we were happy to find they had a room!! This is absolutely the worst place we have ever stayed...

Thank Darren S
Winter Garden, Florida
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My field guys stayed here during two projects in the Tampa area. This hotel was nothing fancy but covered the basis for basic needs. My guys did not complain about the rooms and the front desk team was easy to work with when booking rooms.

Thank Elizabeth G
Quality Inn T, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we will show our department heads this review. Looks like you did not have any issues while your employees were staying here. I was confused to see we only received 2 rating from you.

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Listen, we are evacuating from the east coast hurricane zone and simply wanted an affordable yet safe place to stay. Traveling was myself, my mom, and the 2 young kids in our care, my toddler and my special needs nephew. As nice as the staff was, the hotel was confusing, sketchy, and everything was under reconstruction. The sliding patio door...

Thank Kailey M
Quality Inn T, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we will show our department heads this review. I am not sure what you meant by confusing? I am sorry to hear about the issues that you had.

Reviewed 14 September 2016

hadnt been to busch gardens since I was a kid. so I decided to drive down and check it out again. i booked this room cause it was next door to the park. i got a room that was upstairs real close to the front desk. the room wasn't too bad. it had a balcony. parked right outside my room....

Thank Indiana2017
Quality Inn T, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we will show our department heads this review.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Under new managememt. No longer a Quality Inn. It's now called Mosi Inn. We stayed 8 months ago and dont remember it being this bad. It felt unsafe. We were greeted by a crackhead begging for money while we drove out back to look for parking. We decided to park farther away from our room because the area where our...

Thank Jennifer H
Quality Inn T, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we will show our department heads this review. Thank you letting me know about about the door issues, we will more security patrols to make sure that door keeps closed. Sorry that a "crackhead" asked you for money, we are right off the main road and can not control who...

Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I would give it no stars if I could. This place is discussing. Do not stay here! I booked it online and when I got there I was appalled at the deplorable condition this place is in. Dirty doesn't even describe how bad it is!! Mold growing every where the pool has no water in it and mold and weeds...

Thank rita b
Quality Inn T, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we will show our department heads this review. I am not sure about the pool not having water? I am not sure you stayed at our hotel, we do not have weeds growing all over the place. Please drop us an email and let us know what you were referring...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Pros: 1) Reasonably priced. 2) Close to Busch Gardens and highways Cons: Old, dated, and seemed unkept. Did not feel safe while staying here. Woke up several times during our stay to sirens and a police helicopter.

Thank Seevert
Quality Inn T, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we will show our department heads this review.

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We usually stay at another hotel, but it was booked. I read the reviews but for only one night and a discounted price on the booking site I used, we gave it a shot. Parking lot had quite a few people hanging around, lobby set up was strange. Check in was quick and easy and saw that there are cameras...

Thank Kristin S
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I read many reviews about this property. A majority of them were negative. So I arrived expecting the worst. That ended up not being the case. To begin with, we arrived late (Around 9 p.m.) due to leaving Tallahassee after I got off work. The Front Desk clerk on duty named Kim was professional and showed concern for me and...

Thank islandgirl0719
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad that Kim took care of your needs. I am am the new manager at the hotel, and look forward to meeting you on your next stay in town. Eric

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Econo Lodge, a Tampa hotel near Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa Florida. The Econo Lodge is ideally located within walking distance of the entrance to Busch Gardens Africa amusement park. This Tampa, FL hotel is minutes from the Florida Aquarium, the Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI), Florida State Fairgrounds, Florida Hospital, the Raymond James Stadium, the University of South Florida and the Ybor City historic district. Several beautiful beaches are about 30 minutes from the hotel. Many shopping opportunities are also close by. Visitors will enjoy recreational activities like jet skiing, parasailing, golfing, sport fishing, scuba diving and boating. A variety of restaurants, cocktail lounges and entertainment venues are located in the surrounding area. In addition, the Tampa area offers some of the best seafood under the sun. Hotel amenities and features include:•Free continental breakfast•Free wireless high-speed Internet access•Free local calls•Free coffee. After an exciting day of sightseeing, guests of this Tampa, FL hotel will enjoy relaxing in the outdoor pool. All guest rooms have hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and cable television. Some rooms come equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, sofa sleepers and balconies. Laundry facilities are located on the property for added guest convenience.The perfect location, affordable accommodations and friendly customer service make the Quality Inn hotel the perfect place to stay for business and leisure travelers. We look forward to serving you when visiting the Tampa area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 4139 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33617 (Formerly Quality Inn Busch Gardens)
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: RM305 - RM525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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“Don't stay here.”
  • This was the best part of the hotel room. It was gross.
 of 5 bubbles adambZ3450CZ, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No good rooms here / Hookers and Drug dealers”
 of 5 bubbles W1622LHdarrens, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“get a room close to front desk where you can look outside and watch your car”
 of 5 bubbles Indiana2017, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For the price this is a pretty good value. Much better than a lot that is available this close to Busch gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles islandgirl0719, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“stay elsewhere for same money”
 of 5 bubbles tbone32204, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
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